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« Reply #40 on: Oct 17th, 2012, 7:54pm »
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Great pictures and history lessons guys, thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #41 on: Oct 17th, 2012, 9:47pm »
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Kendaia 1,
   Your photo of the LV "F-7" on the bridge is actually an FT A&B, dating the photo to the early to mid 50's I would think.
     Bud


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« Reply #42 on: Oct 17th, 2012, 9:54pm »
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The last photo in this thread represents the east Geneva Yard throat. The track to the left was the scale track. The small wood structure was the yard office and the white trailer to the left of the yard office housed the yard clerks and other administrative functionaries.
 
The LVRR embankment from the Corning Secondary bridge-east was, I believe, used for fill when the Routes 5 & 20 bypass was widened in the late 1980s.  
 
The original bypass was constructed L/1950s-E/1960s. Prior to its construction Routes 5 & 20 was a two lane highway that was located right on the north shore of Seneca Lake. Winter storms with south winds would convert the roadway to a sheet of ice.
 
The FT photo alluded to above may have been a train called the "Geneva Turn" This operated out of Sayre via Ithaca to Geneva where it turned back to Sayre.


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« Reply #43 on: Oct 17th, 2012, 10:23pm »
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on Oct 17th, 2012, 9:47pm, BlackDiamondRR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Kendaia 1,
   Your photo of the LV "F-7" on the bridge is actually an FT A&B, dating the photo to the early to mid 50's I would think.
     Bud

 
Bud, thanks for the correction. You guys would know much better than me. I thought there was a B unit there but it's a bit fuzzy.  
 
 And Thanks Paul for the help with the narration. Always appreciated!
 
The embankment fill may well have been used in the 5&20 project. This past year FGLK took some more fill out of there, closer to where the yard offices were, for a project they were doing in the Solvay area I believe. At least it went there in rail cars instead of over the highway in trucks.


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« Reply #44 on: Oct 18th, 2012, 5:16pm »
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Kendaia 1,  
     The FT photo was a good one for me, regardless of its being a bit fuzzy. Within the past year I acquired a set of custom painted brass LV FT's, which my good friend Lee Turner weathered into "museum quality" models, so FT's have moved up to the top of my favorite LV diesel list!
     Bud


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« Reply #45 on: Oct 18th, 2012, 6:11pm »
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This is my favorite Lehigh Valley picture, around Geneva or anywhere. LV 300 leads the way eastbound over the Seneca River Bridge. You can't find a railroad today that looks as handsome as this. The Cornell Red really pops at you here. I still pass here quite often but have never been able to catch the FGLK going this way. There is new business in the old Army Depot and the line has had quite alot of maintenance recently.

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« Reply #46 on: Oct 18th, 2012, 7:54pm »
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I'd love to see FGLK's #2201 (which has a paint scheme based on LV) pulling a train on the former LV between Geneva and the Seneca Army Depot.

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« Reply #47 on: Oct 18th, 2012, 10:58pm »
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This photograph was taken at the west end of the Seneca Canal bridge. Depicted is CG-1 (Odessa Local) on 29 April 1975.

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« Reply #48 on: Oct 19th, 2012, 11:09am »
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thx for all the info.  Now I know how that one large still standing abutment paralelling 5-20 fit into the picture.

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« Reply #49 on: Oct 19th, 2012, 5:34pm »
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Great shot, TB, that one put a smile on my face!

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« Reply #50 on: Oct 19th, 2012, 6:04pm »
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Ditto............I have an affinity for those Alco road switchers. Great shot!
 
Charlie


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« Reply #51 on: Oct 19th, 2012, 9:32pm »
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Thanks, guys.
 
Billy McLane was the engineer on this job. Glad that I sent him a 8x10 of this photo several years ago.


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« Reply #52 on: Oct 23rd, 2012, 4:53pm »
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Just a few clarifications, The Resturant you talk about in shortsville, and the freight station are both the New York Central auburn line stations, The Lehigh Valley Historical society is in the freight house. Also, The main line from victor is now owned by the LA&L, not the Ontario Central. Don Brown was switching the insulator plant, but his loco has not been there for a while and I believe the fingerlakes railway has been doing it, could be wrong on that, will find out this Saturday as I will be working for the Fingerlakes Railway on 2 excursion trains this weekend  

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« Reply #53 on: Oct 23rd, 2012, 7:12pm »
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Correction: the LA&L no longer owns the Ontario Central. The operation was sold to the Finger Lakes Railway several years ago. The tracks have been property of Ontario County since the late '70s.  


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« Reply #54 on: Oct 23rd, 2012, 10:54pm »
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FGLK definitely serves the insulator plant in Victor, NY.  
 
Caught The job departing Manchester with 2 loads which they spotted up at the plant on Tuesday, 02 October 2012. They had the FGLK 2310 for power and left Victor with one empty covered hopper car.


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« Reply #55 on: Nov 5th, 2012, 4:59am »
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Eastbound signals at Geneva jct.
 
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A westbound crossing the Genesee street bridge. 5-23-75  
The picture is level,its the super elevation of the main line curve that makes the train lean.
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« Reply #56 on: Nov 5th, 2012, 5:05am »
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One more pic of the station looking west. You can just see the small engine facility at the west end of the station where the Naples branch came in.
Charles


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« Reply #57 on: Nov 5th, 2012, 6:12am »
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Awesome pictures Charles, thanks!!

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« Reply #58 on: Nov 5th, 2012, 5:48pm »
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Any more Charlie from the Geneva, Manchester, Rochester Junction area??

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« Reply #59 on: Nov 5th, 2012, 9:53pm »
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AP-2 about to cross the Genesee Street bridge in Geneva, NY on 21 July 1974.
 


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